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Red, White, and Green Fireworks Spectacular

Families stood in a long line that wrapped around the inside of the Greenwood Student Center at Snow  to wait for their turn to sit on Santa’s lap. From left to right Haylee, Chelsey and Emma Christensen of Ephraim each took a turn to tell Santa how good they have been this year. - Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo
Families stood in a long line that wrapped around the inside of the Greenwood Student Center at Snow to wait for their turn to sit on Santa’s lap. From left to right Haylee, Chelsey and Emma Christensen of Ephraim each took a turn to tell Santa how good they have been this year. – Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo
Red, White, and Green Fireworks Spectacular
Holiday fireworks fill skies for 2nd year in Ephraim

 

Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer

12-8-2016

 

 

EPHRAIM—Families bundled up to stay warm on Friday night while they enjoyed  Ephraim’s 2nd Annual Red, White and Green Firework Spectacular.

Festivities began at 6 p.m. with the Ephraim City Light Parade on Main Street, a community favorite that has been going on for years.

After the lit up cars and children made their way to the end of the parade, the community navigated to the Greenwood Center to warm up with cocoa, and little ones happily waited in line to sit on Santa’s lap.

Afterward, the sky was lit up at 7:15 p.m. in a synchronized and choreographed Firework Spectacular, a show that was orchestrated to the beat of Christmas music.

The origins of the festival  go back to when Justin Osmond, son of Merrill Osmond, saw his father put on a firework show 30 years ago when he was a young boy.

Two years ago, Osmond  was assigned to oversee and direct activities for his LDS Stake, which included a firework show.

So what began as a church activity turned into a community event.

“I wanted to bring that same form of Christmas magic to our little town of Ephraim,” he said. “I knew this would get everyone excited and into the Christmas spirit, just like it did for me when I was a little boy.”

He says he hopes this unique event will continue for years to come, with the help of “our wonderful sponsors and community partners.”

 

Children dressed up like glittered snowmen scurried up and down Main Street to greet spectators at the Ephraim City Light Parade. - Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo
Children dressed up like glittered snowmen scurried up and down Main Street to greet spectators at the Ephraim City Light Parade. – Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo

 

 

The Ephraim Fire Department shined their big rig and decorated it with Christmas lights to ride in the Ephraim City Light Parade. - Robert Stevens / Messenger photo
The Ephraim Fire Department shined their big rig and decorated it with Christmas lights to ride in the Ephraim City Light Parade. – Robert Stevens / Messenger photo

 

 

After the Ephraim City Light Parade, people looked to the night sky to watch the Firework Spectacular, a show where every firework that burst was on queue with Christmas music. - Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo
After the Ephraim City Light Parade, people looked to the night sky to watch the Firework Spectacular, a show where every firework that burst was on queue with Christmas music. – Daniela Vazquez / Messenger photo